6 Kaftans, Cover-Ups, Shirts & Dresses for a Sustainable Beach Season

Say hello to the season of longer days and shorter nights, baby! With summer in full force, it’s time to get our fix of vitamin D, salt water and sand.

Here at 8Shades, we’ve handpicked a variety of beachwear, from kaftans and cover-ups to shirts and dresses, for your sustainably stylish wardrobe. Let’s have a look!

See also: 6 Sustainable Beach Bags for Seaside Escapes

Yasmina Q: Sky Kaftan

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With a focus on operating a circulatory sustainable company, Yasmina Q only selects sustainably sourced fabrics, such as deadstock materials, to preserve the environment.

Our favourite has to be their Sky Kaftan in a colourful pastel gradient, which comes with multi-stacked tassels to add playfulness to your beach days. We especially love that it’s made of 100 percent sustainably sourced viscose!

Available at Yasmina Q

The Odder Side: Astrid Dress

The Odder Side
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This Global Organic Textile Standard-certified dress from The Odder Side is the ultimate fit for those summer days that go into the night.

Made from 100 percent lightweight cotton, this fit-and-flare silhouette comes with a seductive self-tie open back, as well as a side split hem to flatter and catch eyes. We adore its elegant yet casual shade of green that will look good on any skin tone.

Available at The Odder Side

Damson Madder: Feel Good Floral Shirt

Damson Madder
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Looking for something a little boyish but not too boyish? This floral shirt might be just up your alley. Its adorable smiley faces and floral print give off a groovy vibe that’s perfect for any beach or boat party.

You could also pair it with the brand’s matching floral shorts to make a cute co-ord set. And of course – Damson Madder uses organic cotton, recycled and repurposed fabrics, and ethically sourced materials in all its garments.

Available at Damson Madder

Ren: Walker Shirt

Ren London
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This slightly kimono-inspired shirt is set to be your new effortless chic wardrobe staple this summer. Super wearable and comfortable, it’s made of handloom, non-dyed, organic cotton, and has large front pockets for essentials, a sash for a cinched waist and red stitching details that are just as beautiful as can be.

An advocate for slow fashion, Ren London makes its garments in an all-women factory where workers are properly compensated.

Available at Ren London

Reformation: Edwina Dress

Edwina Dress

Because what’s a beachwear list without something for those all-white parties? This romantic midi dress with lacy details from Reformation has a relaxed fit and straight neckline that will look good on any body type.

Manufactured with sustainability in mind, it is also made from organically grown cotton and EcoVero viscose.

Available at Reformation

Away That Day: Valencia Shirt

Away That Day
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This easy cover-up from Away That Day comes in a vibrant, sexy red that is sure to snatch up plenty of attention from the beach to the bar. Its sheer fabric is composed of 80 percent FSC-certified viscose and 20 percent silk for a luxurious ultra-soft feel, while sticking to the brand’s commitment to sustainability.

Alternatively, it also comes in either a mysterious all-black colourway or a daring zebra print. Match it with the brand’s Santorini sarong to complete the look.

Available at Away That Day

Read also: 3 Sustainable Swimwear Brands to Wear This Summer

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